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Cyberwar reportedly declared between Greek and Turkish hackers after Greek website hacked

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Turkish hackers are allegedly responsible for an attack on a website of the Greek region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace on Tuesday.

Following the cyber attack, the website appeared to feature a photo of the Turkish research vessel Oruç Reis which is currently sailing over the Greek continental shelf in the eastern Mediterranean.

The website of the the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace on Tuesday.

A message accompanying the photo reportedly read: “We have an army that loves death and martyrdom as much as you love the world. #BlueHomeland,” with ‘Blue Homeland’ referring to Turkey’s maritime claims to energy-rich areas in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

The website has since gone down, and remained unavailable as of 1 pm local time Tuesday.

The reported Turkish hack on the regional government’s website draws a similar connection to an attack launched a few days ago by a group calling themselves the “RootAyyildiz” (Turkish for ‘RootStar&Crescent’) on the website of the Greek Ministry of Labour.

The attack also featured a message related to the Oruc Reis. “Every attack You Make to Oruc Reis Will Have an Answer on the Internet,” the message warned.

Prior to the Turkish cyber attacks, AnonymousGreece claimed responsibility for attacks last week on at least two Turkish government websites. AnonymousGreece left two messages: “Stop violating our laws and international laws by illegally sending ships, aircrafts, submarines and drones” and “stop using humans as hybrid weapons on our borders.”

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